Lilypond of Memories, Dr Stone

The strength of memories

“I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes”
― Vladimir Nabokov

It seems that memories associated with strong emotions are the ones we remember the best.

And, as we think back and sink into that memory, it seems the emotional flavour of the memory is all that really matters and becomes the dominating aspect of the remembrance.

Just thinking about a good event in the past, can trigger happiness and joy in the present.
And, conversely, thinking back to some horrible event can trigger very unpleasant sensations.
But, for the moment, let us only think of happy memories.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could enhance our positive memories? And if we could be successful at doing this, imagine how wonderful it would be to conjure up a good memory whenever we need one. We could have a memory for every occasion. One to make us happy, of course. But how about one to give us confidence? Or pride? Or to enhance our artistic ability? Or our concentration? It would be like going into a shop and buying the emotion we need. No. It would be even better than going into a shop. Because our memories are free of charge!

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